Chef Gaurav Bisht
01 October 16
Coming out of Chawri Bazar Metro station will make you slam with cacophony of sounds and a distinct aroma surrounds you when you visit Purani Dilli during the holy month of Ramzan.
This place holds a charm on me whenever I visit this place, be it old havelis, be it narrow lanes or the boundless shops selling delectable food, this altogether gives a different feeling.
Now was the long walk to Darya Ganj from Chawri Bazar Metro Station…
Meanwhile my fellow foodie friends were keeping themselves busy by knocking their dainty appetite.
The first halt was at Ashok Chaat Wala that serves you a melodious chat that has all the ingredients which makes your pallet go crazy.
It has been said that a true foodie will never follow the menu sequence, so did we…
Next destination was Shyaam Sweets, a famous sweet shop at chawri bazaar founded by Late Shri Lala Baburamji serving mouthwatering delicacies since 1910. And now Mr. Bharat Agarwal who is the Sixth generation pursuing the same thing with enormous hospitality and kind gesture. This food outlet is itself a package that serves you pure vegetarian food like, Bedmi, Dal kachori, Nagauri Halwa, Gobi Samosa and so on.
We were heading towards the famous JAHANGIR Restaurant in Daryaganj near Lal Quila, I personally like this place and visit this restaurant twice a month with my fellow foodie friends, due to such frequency, every waiter in the restaurant knows us and serves us on time.
The familiarity with the waiter saves our precious time and brings appetizing starters in front of us.
Chicken tikka butter; Boneless chunks of chicken, marinated with gorgeous spices and cooked in mighty tandoor and served with luscious sauce which is a blend of cream, curd and butter. Those who are doing Food Production Courses in Delhi Should visit this place & try to gain knowledge about these dishes.
Now is the turn of main course, Chicken korma with Butter naan. Scintillatingly developed combo which gives you a blended taste of spiciness of korma and mild sweet & salty taste of butter naan. Students can learn these dishes by doing food production courses in Delhi.
Here comes the dessert, Phirni… a delectable dessert made with broken rice and milk and served chilled in small earthen bowls.
Going to purani dilli during the holy month of Ramzan is altogether a different experience as compared to any other day.
My advice to the students who are doing food production course in Delhi to go to such cuisine based restaurants and have food so as to get the real authentic taste of the delicacies.